A silver penny from around 1,000 years ago was dug up in Whippendell Woods.

The finders are happy for the coin to go to Watford Museum and the coroner’s decision is awaited.

The silver penny is from the reign of King Athelstan. He was grandson of Alfred the Great and was crowned in 925.

[From the Watford Observer of August 14, 1981]

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